Social Criticism of Tansiswo Siagian’s Amangbao Parsinuan.
Pakpahan, Medon Satrio M.T
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This study discusses social criticism in Tansiswo Siagian’s Amangbao Parsinuan which was analyzed using sociology of literature. The objectives of the research are to describe the reflection of social perspectives, to explain how do the social rules affect the character and to explain how does the social value change as reflected in Tansiswo Siagian’s Amangbao Parsinuan. This type of research is descriptive by using content analysis. The data source of this research is the novel Amangbao Parsinuan. The steps of this research include induction stage, categorization stage and analyzing stage. The results showed that Tansiswo Siagian's Amangbao Parsinuan has three things that associate the novel as a reflection of Toba Batak society namely the designation of family members, 3H mindset and the way each character behaves in social interactions. The way of the writer delivered various criticisms through his writings on the change of Batak culture, declining values and changes in society and historical culture support the novel as a reflection of Toba Batak society nowadays. Family and society can affect the characters. Social values and culture change due to acculturation, demands of family and society.
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